St. Louis BattleHawks – S Dexter McCoil
Every team needs championship credentials, and Dexter McCoil has that. As a member of the Canadian Football League, McCoil was a 2014 All-Star, a ’14 and ’15 CFL West All-Star, while earning a Grey Cup win in 2015 all with the Edmonton Eskimos. After his time in the CFL, McCoil caught on with the Los Angeles Chargers and spent a few years with the San Francisco 49ers and Chargers practices squads before going back to the CFL in 2019 as a member of the Calgary Stampeders.
Undrafted out of Tulsa, McCoil is a big safety. He’s 6’4 and 220 pounds, while wicked fast at 4.52 over the 40-yard dash. Being so big and physical, he’s many teams dream secondary player. The Browns are in need of guy of McCoil’s size and speed, but at 29 years old, and having played all over the continent, you’re not looking at him as a long term solution. He’s one of the most consistent players in the XFL however, and if he can maintain his health and his skills over the ten games, he could very well find himself an NFL starter by training camp.
Against the Renegades, McCoil had eight tackles, a sack, and a tackle-for-a-loss, showing his playmaking abilities from deep in the secondary. He’s someone who can make an imidate impact on just about any team if given a shot and of all the players profiled over the opening week, McCoil might just be the most reliable for an NFL team to gamble on.
Like with all of these players though, staying healthy and being consistent is necessary to even be considered to land on the Browns roster.